A Gem in Germantown

Produced by: 
Center in the Park
10 min 48 sec

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.

In 1986, a newly-formed senior center moved into the former Carnegie Public Library in Germantown. Ever since, Center in the Park has been growing and expanding, and the collective knowledge of its seasoned members has become a living library of its own. Scripted, filmed, and directed by seniors in the Center's photo/video club, “A Gem in Germantown” is built upon the memories of residents who have used the Carnegie building throughout their entire lives. The video describes Center in the Park’s efforts to provide a center for elder education, as it continues a legacy left by the library.